Woohoo! Finally a win again!
Play a little S&G (1$ + 0.10, 6 players, top two pay) and looked up some bluffs early on to catch the chip-lead, tightened up – maybe even a bit too much, but was able to come back in 3 handed play to knock out the 3rd remaining player…in the money and with a 2:1 chip lead. Folded the first few hands as my opponent kept raising preflop all the time. This time I not only called but went over top All-In and he called…this time the coin flipped my way
A-Ko vs 5-5, 10-J-6-Q-J
Ingoal wins the amount of $4.20, not much…but finally a win again to build up my confidence and my account – the first time I’m up again at any poker room…
Played a little S&G and once again got sucked out just outside the money…argh!
Placed 3rd/6 (1$+0.10, top 2 payed)
I just can’t seem to catch a winning run at Titan anymore…
Not much going on today, only played one S&G. Didn’t catch any face cards at all for a while and sure enough was seated at the table with “the best” (or luckiest) players in the whole S&G…they busted out quite some players early on and were really up in chips (3k, 4k, nearly 5k respectively; starting chip count: 1500). I was able to double up of the chip-leader with my first real hand A-J he called my preflop All-In and showed his hiltons, luckily the board helped me out this time: 9-5-A-4-7. Up to 2110 in chips (32 minutes played). Didn’t catch much of a hand for a while then looked down at the lovely A-A, pushed, got reraised, over the top…he shows 5s-7s, for the OESD and long-shot flush draw.
Board: 8c-3h-6s-Qs-4s – Sure enough he didn’t make the straight, but can you spell runner, runner?!
Out after 46minutes…25th/45
Forgot to mention that I played another tournament after Dr. Pauly’s saturday tourney. A little 1$ + 0.10$ fee NL HEM…1731 players entered. Finished in 792nd. I pushed after the flop (9-3-K) with my Kc-Jh, one caller (AQc), sure enough the turn showed the A, river was blank (3s)…and I was out, yet again…argh!
Saturdays with Dr. Pauly
So, I decided to play in the last event of Dr. Pauly’s Saturday tournament series over at Pokerstars. The Buy-In was 10$ + 1$ fee (my biggest tournament Buy-In so far). 51 players entered the tournament and I was beginning the tourney at table 7 with CJ, maudie and drizz. Won the first pot with pocket nines…played tight and picked my spots and was able to get up to over 2000 in chips with a higher straight (J-10-9-8-7 vs 8-7-6-5-4). Then I picked the wrong spot which kicked me out in 42nd place
Mid position goes All-In (361 chips) on the flop (K-J-5) , I call with A-Ko, late position re-raises All-In…I ponder and call…:
A-K vs. KJ vs. A-5
So I couldn’t improve and I’m out…not only of 11$, but out of playing time…busted out after just 45 minutes…that sucks…but that’s poker…what can you do? If you’re looking down at the top pair on board with the Ace kicker…would or wouldn’t you call?
During current Hold’em session you were dealt 59 hands and saw flop:
– 5 out of 8 times while in big blind (62%)
– 1 out of 7 times while in small blind (14%)
– 3 out of 44 times in other positions (6%)
– a total of 9 out of 59 (15%)
Pots won at showdown – 2 of 3 (66%)
Pots won without showdown – 1
Nontheless I had (and still have) a great time, now as an observer, and I’m really looking forward to the next series of tournaments…although I should get into gear and develop a little (bank)roll until then..
- Dr. Pauly just busted out in 37th place
- Players are in the first break: 33 are left, largest 5966, avg 2318, smallest 755
- 1h 15min: CJ is now the chip leader again with 11.165 chips (2nd: 5191 chips)!
- Drizz just busted out in 27th place when his A-Q didn’t improve vs a pair of Jacks
- 1h 30min: 21 players left, CJ still in the chip lead (11877, 2nd: 10090)
- 1h 45min: 16 players left, CJ still in the chip lead
- 2h: we’re near the final table: new chip leader MeanHappyGuy (10523 chips), 12 players remaining
- 2h 22min: Final table time! CJ just bubbled out after his J-8 flopped two pair but was sucked out at the river (10 for a set)
- 2h 45min: 5 players left, dietlime in front with 24491 (2nd: 19895)
- After 2h 58min we’ve got a winner Joanne1111!
Dr. Pauly’s wrap-up of the tournament
FTP and PP-24.11.2005
So, I continued my quest to become a better stud player and it’s looking good. I was able to get up from 1000 to 7000 chips in two hours over at FTP and from 57.000 to around 62.000 over at PP. Nice going so far, the only sad part is that most tournaments and S&Gs are really Texas Hold’em and not much going on the stud tables. Can anyone recommend a Poker room with a decent stud crowd when it comes to tournaments or S&Gs?
Poker-Tastic just moved to a new (interim) server until the new machine is delivered…so if you experienced a down-time earlier on it was due to the DNS update and server move…we’re back up and running (on the interim server for now)…
As I’m having a hard time with Hold’em these days I’m trying to expand my game by (learning/) playing other games. Started to play 7 card stud tonight on FTP…I gotta say it’s a really interesting and yet challenging game as you gotta observe and calculate all the time (at least third to sixth street) and a rewarding one, too. As you can see all the third to sixth streets of the other players you can’t only guess what they might be holding, but see cards that you can’t catch anymore, too. Really really interesting.
Started the night with 1000 play chips and held my own at a 10/20 fixed table…doubling up in the process, before donkeying* out some chips near the end of my playing session (when you play stud you shouldn’t be tired and I am as it’s already almost 3am over here)…still a successfull night and I’ll practice a little more over the next days…and if everything goes well I will start playing for real in a couple of days!
* speaking of donkeys – how do you like my FTP avatar?!
Played another S&G (1$+0.10) today…finished 11th of 45…so close to the final table but I couldn’t put down the hammer in desperate chip shortage…
Favourite hand of the tourney:
Q-Q vs. A-2, flop: A-7-8, turn: 8, river: Q…ka-ching, the boat to double me up…
Hehe…now that was the fastest tournament ever…I guess I should calm down after a bad beat before playing the next tournament…put my chips in the middle with Big Slick (A-K) and lost to A-5, board: 9-A-5-J-10; finished 45/45
Thought that couldn’t be the end and played another S&G right away (1+0.20) and the first hand brought the best hand with the least pay out ever…A-9…limped in…flop: 9-9-9 check all around, turn: 7, check all around, river 2…I hoped that someone had his boat by now, but nope…I bet all fold…woohoo…quads and I get 80 (starting chip count 1500!)…way to go…
Couldn’t catch anything for a while until I was in decent position (last in chips)…All-In with da hammer (7d-2c), one caller who shows 10c-Qc, flop: 7-6-2 and I see myself shouting about hammer time, but the impossible happens yet again…runner runner…Q-Q…out in 21st position…argh!!!!!